Thursday, December 31, 2009

Sumadhva Vijaya

Jai Bedi Anjaneya
Jai Yoga Narasimha
Jai Vyasaraja
Jai Vijayaraya

Composer    Narayana Panditacharya
Sarga 1
Shlokas 55
i)Pranams to Sri Hari
ii) Description of Hanuman and Bheema Avataars and
iii)Situation of the vedic kingdom at the time of advent of Srimadacharya"
Sarga 2
Shlokas 54
i) Gods Pray to Mukunda to save good Souls
ii) Mukunda orders Mukya Prana to incarnate
iii) Description of Madhvacharya's parents and their 12 year tapas to beget children
iv) Vayu incarnates as Srimadacharya
v) Miracles performed by Infant Vasudeva
Sarga 3
Shlokas 56
i) Child Vasudeva visits Ananteshwara Temple
ii) Miracle of Child Vasudeva
iii) Vasudevas schooling and extra ordinary in sports
iv) Vasudevas GuruDakshina ""True Meaning of Aitreya Upanishad"""
Sarga 4
Shlokas 54
i) Vasudeva decides to become an asetic
ii) Achyuta Prajna was previously a brahmin staying with the Pandavas
iii) Vasudeva satisfies his parents conditions; taking sanyasa after his brother is born
iv) PoornaPrajna defeats scholars 40 days after taking Sanyasa
v) PoornaPrajna points out 32 mistakes in the first stanza of the advaitic text Ishta Siddhi
vi) PoornaPajna recites the correct version of the Bhagvata Panchama Skanda prose portion showing PERFECTION and Poorva Janma Gyana"
Sarga 5
Shlokas 52
i) PoornaPrajna is handed over the reins of Peeta
ii) PoornaPrajna conquers tarka logic scholars, to become famous as Anumana Tirtha
iii) PoornaPrajna defeats buddists buddisagara and vadisimha
iv) PoornaPrajna critizes shankara bashya and writes BrahmaSutra Bashya
v) South India tour to Thiruvananthapur, Kanyakumari, Rameshwaram (chaturmasya), Sri Ranga, Adoor and back to Udupi."
Sarga 6
Shlokas 57
i) Meeting of scholars at Adoor, showing meaning of VishnuSahasranama; winning debate; providing correct interpretation and predicting the future.
ii) Shastras compared to Draupadi
iii) Badari Trip
iv) Offering to Gita Bashya to Badari Narayana
v) Bathing in the cold Alaknanda river at Badri
vi) Mauna Vrata for 48 days and invitation from Veda Vyasa.
vii) Madhva's trip to Veda Vyasa ashrama; Satya Tirtha's attempt to follow."
Sarga 7
Shlokas 59
i) Description of Sri Veda Vyasa's Ashrama
ii) Description of Entry of SriMadAcharya in Sri Veda Vyasa's ashrama
iii) Different comparisions of the tree under which Sri Veda Vyasa is sitting
iv) Sri Veda Vyasa's roopa description
v) Sri Veda Vyasa welcomes SriMadAcharya to his ashrama with open arms."
Sarga 8
Shlokas 54
i) Sri Veda Vyasa teaches SriMadAcharya all the shastras; they go to Narayana Ashrama
ii) Madhva describes Narayana
iii) Different avataaras of Sri Hari are praised
iv) Narayana orders SriMadAcharya to compose BrahmaSutra Bashya"
Sarga 9
Shlokas 55
i) Madhva returns to Badari; composes BrahmaSutra Bashya
ii) Madhva reaches Godavari, defeats Shobana Bhatt who converts to Padmanabha Tirtha
iii) Madhva converts Achyuta Preksha and senior ascetic and they preach Madhva Shastra
iv) Madhva does chakrankana to his disciples
v) Madhva installs Sri Krishna idol at Udupi
vi) Madhva supports a pishta bali sacrifice by his teacher's son Vasudeva
vii) Madhva goes to Badri Kshetra and returns to Udupi"
Sarga 10
Shlokas 56
i) Ishwara Deva shows that Madhva is his Guru.
Ii) Madhva meets with Muslim King, visits Varanasi, cures his disciples arrogance
iii) Chatur masa at Hastinpur, defeat of Amarendra Puri
iv) Visit to Kurukshetra, Hrishikesha, Ishupatha Kshetra, Goa, Pashupe"
Sarga 11
Shlokas 79
i) Sesha Devaru listens to Madhva's discourses
ii) Sesha Devaru describes the benefits of SriMadAcharya's discourses
iii) Sesha Devaru gives detailed description of Vaikunta"
Sarga 12
Shlokas 54
i) advaita scholars list their helplessness and their repeated defeats at the hands of SriMadAcharya
ii) pundarikapuri challenges SriMadAcharya and loses badly.
iii) SriMadAcharya's works are stolen
iv) SriMadAcharya's veda recital is compared to Draupadi
v) SriMadAcharya is compared to the rising sun, Lord Narasimha, Garuda and Narayana"
Sarga 13
Shlokas 69
i) SriMadAcharya's works are retrieved and King Jayasimha invites SriMadAcharya to VishnuMangala
ii) Detailed description of SriMadAcharya and his grand welcome.
Iii) Trivikrama Panditacharya's background
iv) Prelude to the debate between Sri Trivikrama PanditAcharya and SriMadAcharya"
Sarga 14
Shlokas 55
i) SriMadAcharya's works are returned in the royal court
ii) Detailed description of the activites of SriMadAcharya from Morning to Night
iii) Description of the form of Sri Krishna"
Sarga 15
Shlokas 141
i) SriMadAcharya expounds the BrahmaSutraBashya.
Ii) SriMadAcharya's words are compared to Ganga.
Iii) Refutation of Nireeshwara samkhyas, Bhaskara, Pashupata, Vaisheshika, Bauddha, Madhyamika, Advaita and Charvaka
iv) SriMadAcharya defines Mukti
v) Trivikrama Panditacharya debates with SriMadAcharya and surrenders to him
vi) SriMadAcharaya composes Anuvyakhana and Nyayavivarana
viii) Sri Vishnu Tirtharu and other disciples"
Sarga 16
Shlokas 58
i) Miracles performed by SriMadAcharya
ii) Hatred towards Madhva is natural for evil persons
iii) SriMadAcharya disappears to Uttara Badri"
Shlokas Total    1008

Other forms for simpler Parayanas
AnuMadhva Vijaya    33 shlokas   Composer    Narayana Panditacharya
SuMadhvaVijaya Prameya Phala Malika    22 shlokas Composer    Sri Vishnu Tirtharu 
MadhvaNama 32 shlokas Composer SriPadarajaru (Can be sung by ladies)

Sumadhva Vijaya Gist
Sumadhva Vijaya is the biography of Srimad Ananda Tirtha by Sriman Narayana Panditacharaya. It is an very high calibre poetic work. It is also shastra, this is synergy between shastra and kavya is very rare. Generally kavyas are never shastras because of exaggeration and shastras are dry . This symbiosis is the first unique point of Sumadhva Vijaya. It is exteremly sacred to the madhva's, there are people who even to this day will not eat anything in the morning unless they read the 1008 shlokas of Sumadhva Vijaya after their pooja.

Sumadhava Vijaya is the first work of it's kind in South India i.e. biography of Guru. This trend setting work, triggered other streams of philosophy to write about their gurus. But being off by a few centuries none maintained the accuracy of Sumadhva Vijaya.

Sumadhva Vijaya was written when Srimad Acharya was visible in his human form, thereby making it a contemprory work and thereby maintaining the accuracy of it's writings. The epilogue of this work is very interesting, where Sriman Narayana Panditacharya mentions that all the events recorded in the work are events that he has witnessed personally or by others known to him. If an event was narrated to him, he had it verified by other people who witnessed it first hand and included it after verification. This adherence to the truth and dedication to maintaining an "as is" record is very rare and almost absent in poets and especially in recording the greatness of their Guru. He is also very humble in admitting that he can only justice to the best of his capacity and the readers should any treat any mistakes as his alone.

Introductory part of Sumadhva Vijaya
Sumadhva Vijaya starts with description and Hanuman and Bheema avataars of Srimadhacharya. The reason for this, is simple. When applying for a job, everybody asks what experience you have. Srimand Narayana Panditacharya quotes not just this birth's experience but across janma's and yugas. Srimadacharya is always adhering to dharma when he incarnated as Hanuman and served Sri Rama. As Bheema, he always adhered to Sri Krishna on the path of dharma. Therefore, since he is always on the side of Sri Hari across janmas even in this janma; Srimad Acharya worships Sri Hari as Sri VedaVyasa and his works and is always adhering to Sri Hari. The fact that we should know how much our guru knows about Sri Hari is demonstrated in Sundarkanda when Sita akruti inquires Hanuman about Sri Rama. Hanuman proceeds to describe Sri Rama, this incident proves that a good Guru should be able to demonstrate his/her closeness to Sri Hari. In both avataars the service done by Hanuman and Bheemasena has been accepted by Sri Hari as Sri Rama and Sri Krishna to full measure.

This introductory ground work across janmas and yugas is totally unique in a Guru's biography and can be attributed to Srimadacharya alone.

Variety of opponents
He has faced every type of opponent possible. From buddhists, to advaiti's, to black magic, to unfriendly kings, robbers, dacoits, wrestlers, muslim rulers, theft of his works etc. In the midst of all these diverse opponents Srimad Acharya laid the foundation for a new philosophy which he revived from scratch. All other acharya's had existing foundations to build on; but Srimadacharya created a new cirriculum, textbook and syllabus and helped everybody get on the right path.

Throught the work, there is not one instance where Srimadacharya has faced any kind of discomfort, displeasure or any of that feeling. He is always at ease and always has the lotus face of the Sri Hari in his heart.

Childhood strength
Speciality of Vayu is in all avataras he displays unfathomable strength right from infancy. This is totally unique and clearly shows that he does not need any vara or boons to acquire strength. As Hanuman he jumped towards the sun and took full impact of Indra's Vajra without even a hair out of place. As Bheema he broke a mountain top when he was just days old. As Srimadacharya he killed Manimanta in the form of a serpent, he digested a sack of horse gram, and spent a whole day in the forest holding the tail of a ox, he also protected an entire troupe from a brahma pischachi in the forest when he was just months old. ( Kids are very vulnerable to ghosts and spirits, the fact that Srimadacharya protected the whole troupe is proof of his extra ordinary strength ), he cures his guru's sons migrane attacks, frees his father from his debt to the loan shark, visited Ananteshwara temple in the neighbouring village.

His strength is devotion to Sri Hari and that protects from all types of harm. In other words Srimadacharya is "all proof".

Apart from Sri Hari, Sri Lakshmi and Vayu nobody else displays lila's in childhood.

Srimadacharya took up Sanyasa at the tender age of eight years. In the very first shloka, taught to Srimadacharya after sanyasa, he pointed 32 mistakes and proceeded to correct them. Seeing the corruption of the teachings Srimadacharya himself started writing documentaries on Brahmasutra Bhasya, Gita Bhasya, etc. He defeated many buddist monks and advaitas despite his age. In Sringeri Srimadacharya defeated hordes of scholars single handedly.

Srimadacharya made a statement at a discourse that each word in the Vishnu Sasharanama had a 100 meanings minimum. When he was challenged, he sponantenously went ahead and demonstrated that for one word. By the time he was finished, the challengers and the audience fell to his feet. This was the revolutionary discovery at that time. Nobody had ever envisioned this concept and this was a total eye opener at that time.

Physical Powress
Srimadacharya has defeated well known wrestlers, in unarmed combat. The wrestlers would not be able to lift a single finger of Srimadacharya. When Srimadacharya was in kumbaka, the wrestlers failed to pluck even a single hair from Srimadacharya's body, even with prongs. Once, Srimadacharya made himself extremely light and made sat on the back of a small boy, the boy was able run around the temple with great ease. This shows Srimadacharya's siddhi of lagima and anima. On another occasion Srimadacharya challenged two wrestler brothers to wring his throat and stop him from speaking, while he was giving a religious discourse. Needless to say they failed, you don't need to be a great body builder to realize the strength of Srimadacharya. The throat is such a delicate organ, yes you can strengthen with Shaolin training. But giving a religious discourse effortlessly while two wrestlers are trying to squeeze your throat is out of this world.
Srimadacharya once lifted a massive rock to help a construction project. That stone is still present and has the inscription on it in sanskrit stating that "Srimadacharya has lifted this huge rock with one hand".
Srimadacharya helped his group of 30 students walk cross the Ganga in spate. This feat is extraordinary in that he can not only cross himself but can help others cross as well. They crossed the ganges and landed in the midst of muslim troops who threatened to kill them. Fearlessly Srimadacharya conversed with the muslim ruler in Arabic. The muslim ruler was so impressed he offered Srimadacharya half his kingdom and requested Srimadacharya to stay with him. Srimadacharya refused and went on northwards towards Badri.
Srimadacharya spent 48 days in Kashta Mauna Vrata in Badri, when he got the invitation from Veda Vyasa Srimad acharya went to Uttara Badri which is still not accessible to humans. The residents there were stunned to see Srimadacharya. Srimadacharaya's tejas was more than the sun, yet it was softer than the moon. Hence the residents decided that it must somebody who is higher than the Sun and the Moon, therefore it must be Vayu who has arrived in the form of Srimadacharya.

Food related Powress
Sometimes when the host for Srimadacharya had made arrangements for 30 people, 300 people would show to meet Srimadacharya. Srimadacharya would increase their stock such that all 300 people would be fed. Sometimes there would be far less people than the arrangements, on such occasions Srimadacharya would accept the extra food effortlessly. On one such occasion, Srimadacharya consumed 300 raaj kelas and 30 huge containers of milk. His former guru Achutpreksha asked Srimadacharya, how he was able to acheive this and more importantly, how is it that Srimadacharya's stomach was exactly as flat as it was before. Srimadacharya explains that he is the carrier of the digestive fire called Vrik, hence the name Vrikodara. With this Vrik the size of a thumb, he consumes the whole universe at the time of dissolution.

Mantra Shakti
Srimadacharya demonstrated the efficacy of mantras by making a seed sprout, grow and give fruit then and there by uttering a Rig Veda mantra. Srimadacharya has laid the foundation for the correct use of Tantra in the work TantraSara. The details in Tantrasara are mind boggling, the exact measurments of idols, the size of idols for a town, home, village. The relation between size of idol and size of entrance door, so on and so forth.

Social Reform
Srimadacharya, advocated against killing of animals in the name of vedic sacrifices. Srimadacharya suggested using pishta bali instead, animals made from flour.

Sumadhvavijaya records that Srimadacharya has sung songs on two occasions. On both the occasions the whole nature responded to his beautiful voice.

No guru demonstrates revolutionary philosophy, performs physical feats, social reforms, creates a whole institution which is still existing in the style that Srimadacharya has exhibited. The fact that the dvaita philosophy has produced stalwart students who worship Srimadacharya is the icing. The most compelling factor is Srimadacharya is still present in Uttara Badri and is also present as Anjaneya in Kimpurusha Kanda. So with two avataars of Vayu gurugalu still present it is easy to see why to follow Srimadacharya's philosophy.

Teaching to Gods
Sumadhva Vijaya records that Rudra, Sesha etc attended the discourses by Srimadacharya. Hence the title Trilokacharya :)

Vaikunta Varnane
Sesha Devaru narrates a description of Vaikunta which is totally unique and pleasure to hear.

A unique feature of the three avataara's of Hari Vayu is the progression. In Sri Rama Hanuman avataara, the Hari Vayu combination is exteremely prominent. In Sri Krishna Beema avataara, Indra/Sesha is allowed to be prominent which means, whomever Bheema holds by his hand is also very dear to Sri Krishna ( see Ranga Bhumi part of Mahabharata where Bheema holds Arjuna by his hand and takes him away ). In the third avataara Sri Veda Vyasa and Srimadacharya, only Srimadacharya is seen physically and Sri Veda Vyasa through his works. So if we catch hold of Srimadacharya's works, Sri Hari will cast his merciful glance at us.

BharatiRamanaMukyaPranantargata Shri Krisharpanamastu,

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